KMT is an accredited provider of school based teacher training in the South East and across Kent. We welcome trainees from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience – be it recent graduates from university or experienced professionals looking for a change.
At KMT we’ll support you on your journey. You’ll train to teach in one of our partner schools, spending as much time as possible in the classroom with an experienced practitioner as your mentor.
We believe that the most effective way to train to teach is to allow you to spend the maximum time possible in the classroom with an experienced practitioner. You’ll benefit from valuable classroom experience and be able to participate as an active member of the school community from day one.
Throughout your training you’ll be supported and assessed as you progress towards Qualified Teacher Status, often referred to as QTS. Your teaching practice will be observed and you’ll receive guidance and support from your school-based Mentors, KMT Lead Mentors and your KMT Hub Directors.
You will be an employee of the school while training, with responsibility for your own class and an established timetable. The teaching commitment level you begin at and the plan for how this builds up will be determined with you in conjunction with KMT and the school, taking into account your previous experience and training needs. Over the programme, you will teach a maximum of 80% of a full weekly timetable. You will have a six-week placement at another school, which will offer you the opportunity to teach in the alternative Key Stage.
You will be school-based four days per week where you will be involved in observations, teaching, staff training, parents’ evenings, school meetings, extra-curricular clubs: all the facets of a teacher’s school life. On Thursdays, you will have your pedagogical training with KMT. Your central-based training will include subject-specific sessions that cover all thirteen primary curricular areas and professional studies sessions that will equip you with a secure understanding of educational practices and theories. Central-based training follows a hybrid approach, with a mixture of in-person and remote sessions. Each week, your school-based mentor will help you put your learning into practice.
In addition, to complement Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and if you would like to engage more with educational research, you can opt to register for a Distance Learning PostGraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Leeds Beckett University.